Thank you for the feedback, folks. I had a feeling that RowdyRAider’s (who, btw, has the same name as my DH but has him beat when it comes to walking on stilts) observations of bigger crowds would be the case while we’re there next weekend.
As for the other Disney deals spreading out the crowds throughout the year…I’ll be interested to see how it goes over the usual busy times this year and see if this holds true. I know it’s been CRAZY crowded the last few times we’ve gone compared to all other Januaries/Februaries that we’ve been. Maybe the # of “Give a Day, Get a Day” guests will start to dwindle some, but my guess is that school break periods will still see higher crowds, because a lot of people still have to schedule their vacations around the school calendar.
Beth, if it makes you feel any better, I haven’t noticed much of a correlation between the Touring Guides crowd calendars and actual crowds. I’ve been checking the wait times app on my iPhone this week though, and some of them do seem to be getting a little longer.